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Linux Systems Administrator

mainebhr · 14 days ago
$64-87k
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Job Class Code: 0870
Grade: 27
Salary: $64,990 - $87,834 (includes 15% recruitment & retention stipend and eligilibity for an additional 5% training stipend)
Opening: May 31, 2024

Closing: June 14, 2024
 

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that supports a critical state department?  Are you an effective communicator with an attention to detail?  Do you excel at designing and implementing solutions to support organizational needs?  If this describes you, we want you on our TEAM!

*Remote work is available after a 6-month on-site probationary period*

Apply Now, we offer superior benefits (highlighted below) including: 13 paid holidays, 12 sick days and 3+ weeks vacation to start! 

The Department of the Secretary of State, Office of Information Services, is seeking candidates for a Technical Support Specialist . This position is advanced technical work supporting Linux servers and associated systems, located in our datacenter, alternate datacenter, or are cloud-based. Responsibilities include installing, supporting, maintaining and trouble shooting Linux servers, network equipment, backup systems and storage systems. It also includes the creation and maintenance of systems level scripts and interaction with vendors.  

 A typical day involves:

  • Installing, maintaining and updating Linux operating systems.
  • Developing and implementing a program of patching software, operating systems and firmware to ensure that they remain current.
  • Monitoring and ensuring the smooth operation of systems.
  • Monitoring the day to day of our backup software and periodically do restoration tests on a subset of the data.
  • Working with and advising developers on the proper integration of software with our servers.
  • Working with and overseeing vendors as they perform required work on systems in our datacenter.
  • Remaining vigilant during systems work for potential security issues, addressing findings with superiors and security staff.

To be successful you will need:

  • Knowledge of basic machine and high-level programming languages.
  • Knowledge of the principal functions of high-level operating and networking systems and related software components
  • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux best practices, performance measurement, and capacity planning for Linux and network operating systems
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art computer, software technology, and file systems
  • Ability to develop technical standards and problem solve in complex high-availability technical environments
  • Ability to plan and oversee the work of vendors and technical subordinates
  • Ability to install and maintain computer operating and networking systems
  • Ability to research and evaluate the suitability of computer software and hardware products for a given use
  • Ability to adapt, enhance or modify computer operating systems and network system components
  • Ability to diagnose and correct program and systems failures and malfunctions
  • Ability to communicate, both verbal and written, clearly and effectively

Minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 years of a combination of related post-secondary education, technical certifications, or technology related work experience.  
    • Related training, internship experience etc. may be credited as related experience on a month-per-month basis.
  • All new hires must successfully pass a National Criminal Background check, including fingerprinting.

For more information or questions, please contact: Jennifer Wilson or call (207) 624-9012.

Why join our team?

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Fit – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State. 
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan – The State contributes the equivalent of XX% of the employee's pay towards the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS). 

 

State employees are eligible for an extensive and highly competitive benefits package, covering many aspects of wellness. Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

 

Note: Benefits may vary somewhat according to specific collective bargaining agreements and are prorated for part-time employment.

 

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. 

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. 

If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you’re currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

Last updated on May 31, 2024

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